Ron Peterson Joins National Wind as Director of Project Permitting

Ron Peterson has joined National Wind as Director of Project Permitting, responsible for overseeing permitting activities for the company’s wind projects under development in Minnesota and three other states. He is a wildlife biologist and attorney with 34 years of environmental and permitting experience.

For the past seven years, Peterson has been Technical Director for Environmental Services at Westwood Professional Services, focused on technical studies and permitting for ten wind projects in eight states, totaling about 1100 MWs. He holds a B.S. in wildlife management from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in natural resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

Peterson will work as part of National Wind’s development team to bring wind projects to commercial operation. The development team currently consists of:

Marcus da Cunha, Vice President of Project Development, responsible for the High Country Energy project in southeastern Minnesota and the Northwest Ohio Wind Energy project

Will Cooksey, Project Developer and Counsel, responsible for the Lake Country Wind Energy project in central Minnesota and the NECO Wind project in northeastern Colorado

Surjeet Kumar, Senior Vice President of Business Development, responsible for business development, electrical power sales and strategy for all of National Wind’s projects.

“We are very pleased to be bringing together an outstanding development team here at National Wind,” Vivek Mittal, President of National Wind, commented. “Ron’s has tremendous experience with environmental issues and permitting, and his capabilities will provide a real advantage to the team in getting our projects permitted.”

Minneapolis-based National Wind is a leading community-partnered, wind energy company, developing utility-scale wind farms. Since its inception in 2007, National Wind has successfully developed and sold three projects with total capacity of 220 megawatts and currently has seven projects under development with total capacity of 1,750 megawatts. National Wind is wholly owned by Trishe Wind Energy, a multinational conglomerate with offices in London, holding infrastructure assets in North America and India.

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